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2019 UM vs. UF Football Game

Jack Meyer, News Editor

August 22, 2019

After seven months of waiting, college football has returned. This year’s inaugural game, however, has a deeper meaning to college football fans from Florida. A good portion of South Floridians ally themselves with either the University of Miami or the University of Florida. Although a rivalry exi...

Ben Spiegelman, sports editor

April 14, 2018

Tonight, the Miami Heat will face off against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs. The 76ers are coming off an amazing end to the season, finishing off with 17 regular season wins. Philadelphia, led by Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, finished the year with a record...

David Beckham’s MLS Expansion Team Set To Begin Operations

Annette Gonzalez, multimedia editor

January 24, 2018

David Beckham’s dream to create a soccer team in Miami was made public in 2014 when he founded the Miami Major League Soccer (MLS) team. The team is scheduled to start playing in the 2020 season, but the team could end up playing at a temporary site initially if the proposed stadium site near the ...

Panthers Struggling to Bounce Back

Virginia Boone, multimedia editor

October 15, 2017

With a large amount of talented youth and a new head coach, the Florida Panthers are planning to take the ice by storm this hockey season. After a disastrous 2016-17 season, the Panthers are attempting to repair the team after dealing with the firing of popular head coach Gerard Gallant and missing the ...

Fish Out of Hot Water

Alec Lanzas and Thomas Martinez

April 25, 2017

After 16 seasons as Miami Marlins owner, Jeffrey Loria is expected to reportedly sell the ballclub to a group led by former presidential candidate and ex-Florida Governor Jeb Bush along with future Hall of Fame honoree and Yankee great Derek Jeter. Loria, often considered the worst owner in professional sports, ...

Previewing the 32nd edition of the Miami Open

Thomas Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2017

It is time to witness greatness yet again. The Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association have descended upon Crandon Park in Key Biscayne for the annual Miami Open, which is a top-tier tournament that attracts the most prolific stars in the sport. With about $7 million available...

Heat’s unbelievable turnaround continues

Photo courtesy of Thomas Martinez

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

With the season coming to a close, the Miami Heat are on the verge of a playoff berth but still need to close out on a high note. Currently, the Heat are a half of a game back from the playoffs behind the Chicago Bulls, where Heat legend Dwyane Wade currently plays with Jimmy Butler. The Heat will pla...

Dolphins season ends abruptly but future remains bright

Photo by Thomas Martinez

Alec Lanzas, Managing Editor

January 10, 2017

After having a 0.9 percent chance of making the playoff through week five the Miami Dolphins avoided a usual disappointing season by finishing off 9-2 to come out with a wild card spot. Although only posting a 1-5 record against winning teams, the Dolphins managed to win crucial games against the Jets...

Dolphins win comes at an expense

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

December 12, 2016

After a close game yesterday afternoon, the Miami Dolphins beat the Arizona Cardinals at home with a score of 26-23 after kicker Andrew Franks made a last second field goal in the pouring rain at Hard Rock Stadium. Even though this was a moral victory for the Dolphins with the season coming to a clo...

Dolphins turnaround season provides rare optimism

Photo by Thomas Martinez

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

The Miami Dolphins, with a current record of 7-4, could possibly make the playoffs for the first time since 2008. This is the same Miami Dolphins that year after year seemed to find a way to mess things up. Whether it be a loss in the last game of the season for the playoff spot or missing a last minute...

A mid-season turnaround

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

The Miami Dolphins have won four consecutive games. Yes, those Miami Dolphins. With a current record of 5-4, the Dolphins are in the thick of the American Football Conference wild-card race. Furthermore, this is the first time that starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill has won this many games in a row th...

Palmetto students protest Trump’s election

Photos by Susan Aghedo.

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor

November 10, 2016

A group of over 20 students gathered in the Miami Palmetto Senior High School Pawvillion today with signs - and voices - rallying against the results of Tuesday night’s election. Wednesday evening, proponents of the in-school protest circulated a flyer on Instagram, encouraging students to wear ...

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